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Arch. Edeliza V. Macalandag, UAP Mobile: 0917.724.2502 Email: lizamacalandag@gmail.


Bohol Island State University Main Campus College of Engineering and Architecture

PL511 Urban and Regional Planning

First Semester, School Year 2012-2013 T 6:00-8:00PM Th 6:00PM-7:00PM

Course Guide
When I'm working on a problem, I never think about beauty. I think only how to solve the problem. But when I have finished, if the solution is not beautiful, I know it is wrong. - Richard Buckminster Fuller

Course Description: This course provides an examination of the concepts and emerging trends; cursory survey methods and techniques in urban and regional planning; its importance to the proper spatial development of the built environment.
No. of Lecture Hours Per Week: Three (3) Credit Units: Three (3) Pre-requisite: Planning 1 & 2

Course objectives: At the end of the course, the student should be able to: 1. Acquire a general understanding of the planning process; 2. Understand the basic foundation of planning; 3. Have a broader framework upon which the student in architecture can foresee the implication of specific projects; 4. Learn some useful planning techniques relevant to the rank of the architect as a design professional; 5. Relate history & theories of urban and regional planning to ecology & sustainable development; and 6. Know the current thoughts and practices with regards to plan formulation and implementation. Course Outline
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Course Content Introduction: Man in his eco-setting Ekistics: The science of human settlements Definition of Planning

Description/ Activity
Understanding the correlation of humans to their ecological setting. Introduction to the basic concept and principles of human settlements. General introduction to the different typologies of planning such as traditional planning, incremental planning, equity planning, etc.

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Introduction to Urban Planning by Anthony J. Catanese and James C. Snyder, eds., New York: McGraw-Hill Book Co., 1979 Approaches to Planning: Introducing Current Planning Theories, Concepts nd and Issues (2 Edition) by Ernest Alexander, USA: Gordon and Breach Science Publishers, 1992 Urban and Regional Planning (2 Edition) by Peter Hall, UK: Thetford Press Limited, 1982

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[Quiz 1] Topic: Ekistics & Definition of Planning A history of urban and regional planning Historical Overview from its early development up to the and influences

WK 3

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Basic Planning Concepts, Principles, and Planning Tools

An introduction to basic planning concepts, principles and tools, i.e., cost-benefit analysis, planning balance sheet, goal achievement matrix, SWOT analysis, participatory approach, surveys, etc.

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[Quiz 2] Topic: Historical Overview & Basic Planning Concepts, Principles, and Tools Introduction to essential planning theories An Introduction to Regional Planning Overview of Urban such as Location Theory, Concentric Zone by John Glasson, London: Hutchinson and Regional WK 5 & Co., 1975 Theory, Multiple-Nuclei Theory, Sector Planning Theories Theory, Central Place Theory, Growth Pole and Issues: Theory, etc. Approaches to Planning: Introducing Implications to Current Planning Theories, Concepts nd Architectural and Issues (2 Edition) by Ernest Practice Alexander, USA: Gordon and Breach Appreciation of the comprehensive The Comprehensive Science Publishers, 1992 planning process with emphasis on the role Planning Process WK 6
of the architect in the planning process. Introduction to Urban Planning by Anthony J. Catanese and James C. Snyder, eds. New York: McGraw-Hill Book Co., 1979 Urban and Regional Planning (2 Edition) by Peter Hall, UK: Thetford Press Limited, 1982

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[Quiz 3] Topic: Urban & Regional Planning Theories & Comprehensive Planning Process Planning of Particular Projects/ Sectoral Planning Introduction to land use planning referring Introduction to Urban Planning by Land Use Planning
to the rational and judicious development, utilization and management of land resources in a sustainable manner. Introduction to physical planning which involves the spatial distribution of goals, objectives, functions, and activities in urban areas. Introduction to the basic physical aspects of cities such as transportation facilities, water supply, drainage, and sewerage systems, critical to its growth and decline Introduction to environmental planning theories, concepts and practices

WK 7

Anthony J. Catanese and James C. Snyder, eds. New York: McGraw-Hill Book Co., 1979 Guidelines for the Formulation/ Revision of Comprehensive Land Use Plan by the Housing and Land Use Regulatory Board (HLURB), 2006


Physical Planning


Transportation & Public Facilities Planning

WK 8



Environmental Planning [Quiz 4] Topic: Land Use Planning, Physical Planning, Transportation and Public Facilities Planning, & Environmental Planning Introduction to tourism planning which Tourism Planning
involves the identification of potential tourist attractions and project/program recommendations to support its goals. Introduction to basic concepts and principles of historic preservation and its integration to the comprehensive urban planning practice. Introduction into the basics of fiscal management vital to the implementation of all planning projects and programs.

WK 9


Historic Preservation


Fiscal Planning

[Quiz 5] Topic: Tourism Planning, Historic Preservation, & Fiscal Planning Midterm Examination WK 10


The State of Philippine Urban and Regional Planning Institutions in Planning

Overview of the local urban and regional planning experience, from its initial development up to the present. Introduction of the roles of the various agencies as well as other stakeholders involved in the planning process.

WK 11

Medium-Term Development Plan (MTPDP) by the National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) Guidelines for the Formulation/ Revision of Comprehensive Land Use

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Pertinent Planning Laws

(HLURB Guidelines, NEDA, LGUs, MMDA, DILG, NHA, etc.)

General introduction of the relevant urban and regional planning laws in the Philippines.

WK 12

Plan by the Housing and Land Use Regulatory Board (HLURB), 2006 National Urban Development Housing Framework Report by the Housing and Land Use Regulatory Board (HLURB) Urban Development and Planning in Metro Manila by the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) Tagbilaran CLUP, Bohol Development Masterplans (Water, Tourism, NDRMM, PDPFP), Panglao Tourism Masterplan


[Quiz 6] Topic: The State of Philippine Urban and Regional Planning, Institutions in Planning, & Pertinent Planning Laws Basic knowledge of the law governing the Environmental WK 13 DENR-DAO 2003-30: Revised Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) Implementing Rules and Regulations Impact Assessment


Current State, Challenges and Issues

General discussion on the current condition of cities and regions and the challenges and issues they are facing today.

WK 14

for the Philippine Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) System Possible Urban Worlds: Urban th Strategies at the End of the 20 Century, Basel: Birkhuser, 1998 Sustainable Cities, New York: McGraw Hill, 2003 Toward Sustainable Development (2002) by Lawn, Joseph

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[Quiz 7] Topic: Environmental Impact Assessment, & Current State, Challenges and Issues Research/Projects/Case Study Research/Field Study (details will be announced in class) WK 15 Group Work/ Consolidation Group Presentation/ Reporting/ Submission Final Examination

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Course Structure: Lectures with slides. Lecture slides may be made available online after the class lecture but usage of these must not replace actual lecture. Attendance to all lectures is still called for. Focused Class Discussions. Students are encouraged to feel comfortable and secure to pro-actively participate in class discussions. Guest lectures by faculty and others on their research methods and research Student presentations individual and team-based Film Screenings/ On-site Visits/ Field Trips to Research Resources Reading Assignments and Response Essays Term Project with Presentation

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Student Evaluation (Grading): 1. Your final grade will be an average of the quizzes, in addition to your consistent attendance, on-time written assigned papers, class participation and other requirements contributory to the course objectives. 2. All students must read the course reading materials and text assignments, understand and manifest them through active class participation, verbally contributing to the intellectual life and development of the class. 3. Class Participation includes, but is not limited to: asking questions, answering questions posed by the instructor and/or classmates, providing examples or experiences relevant to the class topic, brainstorming ideas, suggesting other material that expands or supplements the discussion, or contributing in other constructive ways. 4. Attendance in this class is necessary; unexcused absences may reflect a lower final grade. 5. The quizzes are based on the sequential information from the text, lectures, and other course methodologies. There can be no make-up for quizzes. 6. There may also be additional written assignments. Instructions will be handed out in class ahead of its due date. Participation Includes attendance, class discussions, etc. Assignments and Quizzes Term Project(s) Research, projects, case study, etc. Major Exams Midterms + Finals Total

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Course Policies: Plagiarism: Copying of or taking a portion of or the whole work of others without proper citation will be dealt with as per the University policy on plagiarism. Attendance Policy: Attendance is expected from all students as this is a lecture-based course. Likewise, tardiness will not be tolerated. It is very disruptive to be late, so please be on time. During Class: Sleeping in class, dozing, head down on your desk, multimedia players, food, and cell phones are not permitted in the classroom; water and other soft drinks are OK. Considerate and respectful behavior is required at all times. To facilitate student participation, electronic devices (cell phones, PDAs, laptop computers, etc.) should not be used during class time. Make-up Exams: Make-up for major exams may be arranged for extraordinary circumstances. Disabled Students: Students with specials needs may please direct their concerns/ requirements to the instructor for apt action.

* Course content and calendar may be changed as deemed necessary with timely notification to the students. ** Adapted from the course syllabus of Introduction to Urban Planning of the College of Architecture, University of Santo Tomas.

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